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The Codecision procedure (article 251 of the EC Treaty) covers:
  • development of "nondiscrimination on grounds of nationality" (Article 12) or "sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation" (Article 13)
  • development of "freedom of movement" (Article 18) "freedom to work" (Article 40 and Social Security provisions under Article 42), "freedom of Establishment" (Articles 43-47)
  • some of the development of visas, asylum and immigration policy.
  • common transport policy (Article 71)
  • harmonization of national law for for the internal market (Article 95)
  • cross-border cooperation on employment (Article 129) - not including harmonization of laws
  • customs cooperation (Article 135)
  • protection of workers whose contract is terminated, collective bargaining, employment of 3rd-party nationals (Article 137)
  • gender equality in employment (Article 141) including equal pay
  • "European Social Fund" (Article 148)
  • Incentives for quality of education (Article 149) and vocational training (Article 150), excluding legal harmonization
  • cultural policy (Article 151) also without legal harmonization
  • health protection (Article 152)
  • "measures which support, supplement and monitor the" consumer protection "policy pursued by the Member States" (Article 153)
  • "trans-European networks in the areas of transport, telecommunications and energy infra-
structures" (Article 156)
  • Industrial competitiveness (Article 157)
  • Actions additional to the "Structural Funds" for "Social Cohesion" (Article 159)
  • Regional Development Fund (Article 162)
  • Research Framework Programme (Article 166) and additional actions on research (Article 172)
  • Environment policy (Article 175)
  • Development Cooperation (Article 179)
  • European-level political parties (Article 191)
  • Freedom of Information (Article 255)
  • Fraud prevention (Article 280)
  • Production of Statistics (Article 285)
  • Data protection (Article 286)
  • International treaties (Article 300)

Note that in all of these codecision areas it's either the council or the commission that has initiative.

Here's one thing that could be demanded (for [something1] in the diary)
* On "VISAS, ASYLUM, IMMIGRATION AND OTHER POLICIES RELATED TO FREE
MOVEMENT OF PERSONS": Article 67 autorizes the Council to place "all or parts of the areas covered by this title" under the codecision procedure

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 14th, 2008 at 06:55:18 AM EST
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Article 252 also regulates codecision. Matters subject to codecision under article 252 include:
  • "Multilateral surveillance" of economic matters (Article 99)
  • Limitation of liability between the EC and the member states, or among them (103).
  • Harmonisation of technical specifications of Euro coins (Article 106)

The following had to be instituted by application of Article 252 before 1994. I am not sure what it is prohibiting.
Article 102
1. Any measure, not based on prudential considerations, establishing privileged access by
Community institutions or bodies, central governments, regional, local or other public authorities,
other bodies governed by public law, or public undertakings of Member States to financial institutions,
shall be prohibited.



When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 14th, 2008 at 09:17:57 AM EST
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